Lords debates Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Bill

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01 November 2019

The Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Bill had its committee stage, the first chance for detailed line by line examination, and all remaining stages, in the Lords on Thursday 31 October.

No changes were suggested to the bill ahead of committee stage. Members discussed the progress of the bill at the conclusion of its Lords stages.

Following completion of third reading, the bill now goes to the Commons for its consideration.

Historical Institutional Abuse (Northern Ireland) Bill summary

This bill aims to:

  • establish a Historical Abuse Redress Board to administer a publicly funded compensation scheme
  • create a statutory Commissioner for Survivors of Institutional Childhood Abuse.

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